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Miomir Kecmanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Миомир Кецмановић; born 31 August 1999)[3] is a Serbian tennis player.On 19 August 2019, Kecmanović reached his best singles ranking of world No. 49, while on 1 July 2019 he peaked at world number 211 in the doubles rankings.He has won two Challenger titles in his career.

Miomir Kecmanović
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Kecmanović at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Serbia
ResidenceBradenton, Florida, U.S.
Born (1999-08-31) 31 August 1999 (age 20)[1]
Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2017
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachMiro Hrvatin
Prize money$877,656
Singles
Career record19–16 (54.3% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
2 Challengers, 3 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 47 (9 September 2019)
Current rankingNo. 47 (9 September 2019)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
French Open2R (2019)
Wimbledon2R (2019)
US Open2R (2019)
Doubles
Career record1–3 (25.0% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 211 (1 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 216 (19 August 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (2019)
US Open3R (2019)
Last updated on: 26 August 2019.

CareerEdit

Juniors: Orange Bowl champion & junior No. 1Edit

In December 2015, Kecmanović won the Orange Bowl in a 3-set match against Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(5).[4] He reached the final in singles at 2016 Junior US Open where he was defeated by Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime.[5] He finished the year 2016 as ITF Juniors number 1 ranked tennis player.[6]

2016: Davis Cup alternate playerEdit

Kecmanović was a fifth (reserve) player on a Serbian Davis Cup team in their quarterfinal tie against Great Britain in the 2016 Davis Cup[7][8] – a standard practice of Tennis Federation of Serbia for each tie to invite a different talented young player to practice with regular players and gain necessary experience. Kecmanović credited this experience for finishing the year as junior world No. 1 and said that he is looking forward to one day make the team and play for Serbia.[9]

2017: Turning pro & first Challenger titleEdit

In January 2017, Kecmanović won his first singles ITF pro circuit title in Sunrise, Florida, US.[10] In March, he received a wild card entry for the qualifying draw at Miami Masters and defeated 22nd seed and world No. 117 Henri Laaksonen in straight sets in the first round, before losing the deciding qualifying match to 11th seed and world No. 114 Lukáš Lacko. Serbian Davis Cup captain, Nenad Zimonjić, planned to include Kecmanović as a fifth player for Serbia's 7–9 April Davis Cup quarterfinal tie versus Spain,[11] but as Kecmanović received a wild card for Panamá Cup Challenger, he instead chose to play in his first career challenger and lost in the first round to top seed and world No. 86 Horacio Zeballos in 3 sets, 6–2, 4–6, 2–6. He next played in San Luis Potosí Challenger in Mexico and had his first wins on the Challenger level after defeating 3rd seed and world No. 135 Stefan Kozlov in straight sets, Emilio Gómez in three sets and 7th seed Marcelo Arévalo in straight sets, before losing in the semifinals to 8th seed Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras. At Sarasota Kecmanović played in his third successive challenger, losing in the second round to 7th seed and world No. 114 Laaksonen. Kecmanović received wild card for the qualifying draw of another ATP tournament, Istanbul Open, where he defeated 2nd seed Mirza Bašić in the opening round, but lost to 8th seed Daniel Brands in the deciding qualifier.

Between May and July, Kecmanović played in four futures tournaments in Turkey and Belgium, respectively, winning two and reaching another final and one semifinal. He then resumed playing in challengers, playing three in Asia, with the best result coming in August in Chengdu, where he was stopped in the quarterfinals. In September, Kecmanović was again in the plans to be a fifth player in 15–17 September Davis Cup semifinal against France, but as he received a wildcard for Banja Luka Challenger,[12] he chose to play it in order to improve his ATP ranking,[13] and again lost in the first round. He next played three futures in Italy, getting to one semifinal and two quarterfinals. He finished the season playing in three challengers in China and had his biggest achievement to date in October in Suzhou, when he won the first challenger title of his career by beating 3rd seed and world No. 113 Radu Albot, 6–4, 6–4, in the final.

2018: WTT champion & Finals MVP, top 150Edit

After reaching two quarterfinals in three challengers to start the season, Kecmanović broke into the top 200 for the first time in his career on February 5, when he was ranked 194th on the ATP list. In March, he made his ATP main draw debut when he was granted wild card for Miami Masters, losing to Denis Istomin in the first round. In April, he defeated 4th seed Michael Mmoh and 6th seed Dennis Novikov in the qualifying rounds to reach the main draw of U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships ATP 250 event in Houston, where he lost to 7th seed Ryan Harrison in the first round.

In July and August, Kecmanović played World TeamTennis league and helped Springfield Lasers win its first ever championship after losing five times in the finals between 1999 and 2014. They defeated Philadelphia Freedoms, 19–18 in the final, after Kecmanović rallied from a 1–3 deficit in the final set to defeat Kevin King, 5–3, and earn Finals MVP honors.[14]

On the strength of three semifinal and one quarterfinal appearance in challenger events in September and October, Kecmanović reached the top 150 for the first time on October 22, being ranked world No. 149. He closed out the season on a high note, reaching the final of the Liuzhou challenger and winning the Shenzhen challenger, to finish the season with a then career-high ranking of world No. 132.

2019: First ATP final, top 50, 2nd WTT championshipEdit

He earned his first ATP victory by defeating world No. 56 Leonardo Mayer at the Brisbane International. He played in BNP Paribas Open as a lucky loser. He defeated 30th seed Laslo Đere on his way to the quarterfinals, before losing to in straight sets to Milos Raonic. This result meant that Kecmanović was ranked in the top 100 for the first time. [15] In Miami, he beat former top-10 player Ernests Gulbis in the first round before losing to Frances Tiafoe in two tiebreak sets.

At the French Open, Kecmanović played in the main draw, beating Denis Kudla in five sets before losing to David Goffin. This was his first grand slam win. [16] At the Antalya Open, he reached his first ATP final, losing to Lorenzo Sonego in the final. His semi final against 3rd seed Jordan Thompson was notable for featuring no breaks of serve, with Kecmanović saving all three break points on his serve. [17]

Kecmanović won his first Wimbledon match at The Championships 2019, beating Roberto Carballés Baena in four sets, before retiring against Benoît Paire two sets to love down. [18]In Atlanta, he beat Jack Sock and 8th seed Ugo Humbert both in straight sets, before losing in the quarter finals to eventual finalist and 2nd seed Taylor Fritz. [19] In the Citi Open, he beat Alexei Popyrin and Pierre-Hugues Herbert before losing to Norbert Gombos. Having missed the Roger's Cup Masters Tournament, Kecmanović's breakthrough came at the Western and Southern Open. In qualifying he beat Antoine Hoang and Feliciano López in straight sets. In the first round, he beat fellow 19 year old Félix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets. He then gained his first win over a top ten player by beating 7th seed Alexander Zverev in three sets. This victory ensured that Kecmanović would break into the top 50 for the first time. [20] He then lost in straight sets to Roberto Bautista Agut.

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (0–1)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2019 Antalya Open, Turkey 250 Series Grass   Lorenzo Sonego 7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7), 1–6

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (5 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (2–1)
ITF Futures (3–2)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 24 April 2016 Futures USA F14, Orange Park Clay   Denis Shapovalov 5–7, 6–2, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 1. 22 January 2017 Futures USA F4, Sunrise Clay   Christian Lindell 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 28 May 2017 Futures Turkey F20, Antalya Clay   Alessandro Petrone 6–0, 6–4
Runner–up 2. 4 June 2017 Futures Turkey F21, Antalya Clay   Julien Cagnina 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 25 June 2017 Futures Belgium F1, Havré Clay   Christopher Heyman 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 4. 29 October 2017 Challenger China International Suzhou, China Hard   Radu Albot 6–4, 6–4
Runner–up 3. 28 October 2018 Challenger Liuzhou International Challenger, China Hard   Radu Albot 2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 5. 4 November 2018 Challenger Shenzhen Longhua Open, China Hard   Blaž Kavčič 6–2, 2–6, 6–3

Doubles: 2 (1 titles, 1 runners-up)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures (1–1)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1 May 2016 Futures USA F15, Vero Beach Clay   Jonas Luetjen   Deiton Baughman
  Reed Anderson
6–1, 5–7, [10–8]
Runner–up 1. 7 May 2016 Futures USA F16, Tampa Clay   Jonas Luetjen   Gonzalo Escobar
  Roberto Quiroz
4–6, 6–7(4–6)

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 2016 US Open Hard   Félix Auger-Aliassime 3–6, 0–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current through the 2019 US Open.

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A Q1 1R 0–1
French Open A A Q2 2R 1–1
Wimbledon A A Q1 2R 1–1
US Open A A Q2 2R 0–1 1–1 Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 3–4
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A QF 3–1
Miami Open A Q2 1R 2R 1–2
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A Q1 0–0
Madrid Open A A A A 0–0
Italian Open A A A Q2 0–0
Canadian Open A A A A 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A A 3R 2–1
Shanghai Masters A A A 0–0
Paris Masters A A A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 6–3 6–4
National Representation
Davis Cup Alt A A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Career statistics
2016 2017 2018 2019 Career
Tournaments 0 0 2 13 15
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 18–13 18–15
Win %  –   –  0% 58% 54.55%
Year-end Ranking1 806 207 132

1 2015: ATP Ranking–1340, Tournaments–0, Win–Loss 0–0.

Record against top 10 playersEdit

Kecmanovic's match record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who have been No. 1 in boldface

* Statistics correct as of 14 August 2019.

Wins over top 10 opponentsEdit

Season 2017 2018 2019 Total
Wins 0 0 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score MKR
2019
1.   Alexander Zverev No. 6 Western & Southern Open, United States Hard 2R 6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–4 58


PersonalEdit

His aunt, Tanja Pavlov, acts as his manager.[21]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miomir Kecmanovic". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. ^ ATP Rankings
  3. ^ Miomir Kecmanovic at the International Tennis Federation – Junior profile
  4. ^ Orange Bowl, 2015, Boys 18[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Junior US Open final". Tennis Canada.
  6. ^ "ITF Juniors Ranking". itftennis. com. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  7. ^ J., J. (13 July 2016). "Srpski teniseri veruju da mogu da pobede Britance: Jaki i bez Novaka" (in Serbian). Večernje novosti. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  8. ^ Kovačević, Marjan (14 July 2016). "Tipsarević preuzima ulogu spasioca" (in Serbian). Politika. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  9. ^ Jevremović, J. (14 December 2016). "KECMANOVIĆ, ZA "NOVOSTI": Ni Nole, ni Rodžer, imam svoj stil" (in Serbian). Večernje novosti. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  10. ^ "Junior World Champion claims first pro title". itftennis. com.
  11. ^ J., J. (23 March 2017). "Srbi kompletni na Špance: Đoković želi da igra Dejvis kup" (in Serbian). Večernje novosti. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  12. ^ O., B. (4 September 2017). "DEJVIS KUP Zimonjić: Lajović prvi reket Srbije protiv Francuza u Lilu" (in Serbian). Blic. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  13. ^ "ЕКСКЛУЗИВНО, Зимоњић зна тим за Французе, Лајовић прва табла!" (in Serbian). Sportski žurnal. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  14. ^ "Lasers Claim First WTT Title In Dramatic Win Over Philadelphia". World TeamTennis. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  15. ^ "Miomir Kecmanovic, Indian Wells Quarter-finalist, Learned From Novak Djokovic | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  16. ^ "Rising star Miomir Kecmanovic targets French Open debut". Tennis World USA. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  17. ^ "Kecmanovic Edges Into First ATP Tour Final In Antalya | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  18. ^ Paire, François. Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Oxford University Press. 2011-10-31.
  19. ^ Meyer, Luke (2019-07-27). "Taylor Fritz beats Kecmanovic in the quarter of the BBT Atlanta Open". Tennis Tonic - live scores, news, H2H, and stats. Retrieved 2019-08-15.
  20. ^ "Cincinnati Tennis: Serbian Miomir Kecmanović, After 20 Zverev Double Faults, Notches First Top 10 Win | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2019-08-15.
  21. ^ A Rising Serbian Tennis Star Gets His Footing in Florida

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